As we headed south along Big Sur the weather deteriorated. It rained on and off for most of the drive which while unfortunate, wasn't that big a deal. The scenery was still beautiful and we all enjoyed the ride. The route is pretty much just a tourist road with a couple of little towns along the way with restaurants and small hotels, but it is gorgeous. We avoided stopping as long as we could, and without cell service for a lot of the ride didn't really know where to stop and eat anyway.
We finally made it to a little town - Cambria - that had a nice grill. The town was going through a severe water shortage so all public restrooms had been replaced by port a potties, which seemed odd, but I guess isn't in this area..
As we got further down the coast and left the winding coastal road, the sun came back out. We considered a stop in Santa Barbara to stretch our legs but decided to keep going, and purposely drove right past Solvang even though we went right past it. At this point, it's a tourist trap run by people of Danish descent, but not very Danish feeling. We got to my in-laws house in the late afternoon. We unloaded the car, unpacked, did some laundry, had dinner, packed our bags for our next stop - Disneyland, and headed to bed.